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Pronouns

Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. We often use them to avoid repeating the nouns that they refer to. Pronouns have different forms for the different ways we use them. 

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I'm so grateful

Dear Staff,

Could you please let me know which of the following is correct? Thank you so much.

【A】If I so much as look at a cake, I gain weight.
【B】If I so much as to look at a cake, I gain weight.
【C】If I so much as looking at a cake, I gain weight.

Hi learning,

Option A is the only correct one here.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello .
What's the difference between historic and historical?
And what's the difference between a history book or historical book ?
And by saying historical film..does it mean a film which shows past events or a film which was made a long time ago ?

Hi uchiha itache,

There's an article on just this topic on this Oxford Dictionary page.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir,
I have noticed that native speakers use the word "would" for some thing being or happening in future. eg: I would be there.
In other case they also use the word " would" for their desire or preference. eg: I would like a coffee. I would like to be a doctor.
but in Pakistan I read in books some sentences like that " I want to be a Doctor. I will be there. I will buy orange shirt."
Please let me know which one is the correct & natural way in above sentences?

Hello Imran 26,

In general, we use will to talk about a future which we consider likely or real in some way, while we use would to talk about less likely or hypothetical futures. However, we can also use would as a polite form because it is less direct and more tentative. Some phrases, such as would like are now simply polite forms (would like describes the present and is a more polite way to say want, for example, while will like is purely about the future).

 

In many contexts both will and would are possible and which you use depends upon your intention. For example:

I will buy an orange shirt - in this sentence the speaker is sure of their decision

I would buy an orange shirt - in this sentence the speaker is not sure of their decision or sees it as purely hypothetical. You could add an if-clause to make this clearer:

I would buy an orange shirt if there was one in the shop.

 

You can read more about these forms on this page.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

It's me or it's i

Hi pyramid,

Both are considered correct, though 'It is I' is less common because it sounds rather formal. Unless you're speaking or writing in a quite formal context, 'It's me' is probably better.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello !
I'm really confused . I don't know when to use must or have to !
I read that must is used for internal obligations and have to is used for external ( laws or rules ) but there's an example in my school book saying focus on the following:
Drivers must stop when the light is red .
The light is red . you have to stop !
I don't get the difference between these 2 examples. Isn't have to used for laws? Then why must here?
I want u to tell me all uses of must and have to please . I know they are now almost interchangeable but I want them for my stupid education system .which teaches us things just to confuse us. There are more than 60 questions whether to choose have to or must
So please I hope you explain them to me in details. By the way, I read you article about them but I still want more details and specially the 2 examples above

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